In 2011, three Exxaro teams participated in the Absa Cape Epic and raised R1,5 million for charity.
One aspect that became clear at the 2011 event was the virtual absence of any historically disadvantaged South African (HDSA) riders. Although many reasons can be put forward for this absence, example lack of resources; lack of interest; limited access to support structures; etc. it still remains unknown. Not only is there an obvious lack of knowledge about mountain biking (MTB) amongst HDSAs, but also a huge opportunity to bring MTB to all levels of society in South Africa.